Seven dead due to floods in Selangor, four in Sri Muda

By SHAFIQQUL ALIFF / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
 
Seven deaths were recorded so far due to the massive floods in Selangor, says  Selangor fire and rescue director, Nor Azam Khamis.
 
Four deaths were reported in Sri Muda, Shah Alam -one of the worst hit areas – while two bodies were uncovered in Sepang.
 
Out of four bodies in Sri Muda – three involved locals who were believed to have drowned while another was a foreigner.
 
Yesterday, the body of a lorry driver was found dead and drowned in the lorry.

“Another two (2) victims were found in Dengkil, Sepang and another 1 person is still missing,” he said.

At the same time, Director of National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA), Datuk Dr Aminuddin said, the agency also faced difficulties in rescuing flood victims when there were many residents who refused to leave and leave their homes from the flooded area for fear of losing their belongings.

“The average resident for those living in high areas such as flats and condominiums and his party had tried to persuade but the residents refused.

“They just want us to help deliver the food and this will make the rescue even more difficult. We have to go back and forth to bring the food and rescue the victim as well.”